Luke Notary began to play the drums at a very early age with his father. He later studied with such masters as Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Hamza El Din, and Jamey Haddad. His experience has brought him around the world to teach and perform. Most recently, Luke toured the world performing for millions with Cirque du Soleil's "Varekai."
       Luke composed and performed the live musical scores for  “The Late Henry Moss”, (written by Sam Shepard and directed by the legendary Joseph Chaiken) and “The Long Christmas Ride Home”,(by Pulitzer Prize winning playrite Paula Vogel). He has composed many original works for New York and Los Angeles based dance companies, and currently works with Alvin Ailey Dance Theater and David Parsons Dance Company. He has taught drumming workshops to actors, dancers and musicians in Germany, Russia, Belgium, France, Los Angeles, and New York.
        Currently based in New York, Luke is working with many projects. His unique approach to sound, texture, and groove has made him stand out as one of New York's finest percussionists.